Germany: Voith Turbo opened a service centre in Heidenheim on May 9. It stocks 19000 spare parts, and will provide 24h service to locomotive hire pools.

South Africa: Austrian track materials manufacturer VAE AG has acquired 65% of Transwert Perway (Pty) Ltd.

USA: Harris Corp announced on May 9 that it had agreed to sell its stake in the GEHarris Railway Systems joint venture to General Electric, allowing further consolidation following the merger of GE Harris and Harmon Industries.

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